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Training Rabbis for Ethical Leadership

Training Rabbis for Ethical Leadership

An emphasis on ethics is integrated throughout the rabbinic curriculum at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. The cultivation of ethical leadership is supported through a range of academic courses and formative experiences, including:

  • A foundational course in rabbinic roles and relationships
  • A senior seminar in professional and organizational ethics for rabbis
  • Elective offerings on biomedical ethics; ethics of speech; and economic justice
  • Courses in classic Jewish ethical texts
  • An orientation to the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association Code of Ethics for new students
  • A rotation of required and elective workshops in leadership practice
  • Day-long, school-wide case-based learning
  • Spiritual Direction
  • Mussar study
  • Supervision and mentorship for rabbinic internships and work placement


Help support the next generation of ethical leaders.  A gift to the The David A. Teutsch Fund for Ethical Leadership supports rabbinical students pursuing research and service to advance the field of Jewish ethics.